Stockton Teen Empowerment Project Assists with Hunger Challenge Goals


Stockton STEP (Teen Empowerment Project) and National Honor Society know the youth of Stockton can be a powerful force for a good cause.  They have teamed up to spearhead fundraising to help the Stockton Community Foundation.  The Stockton Community Foundation is working to raise $3,600 to meet the Ozarks Million Dollar Hunger Challenge to benefit local food pantries, and the STEP and NHS have committed to raising $700 of that total.   STEP and NHS sold green beads and hat stickers on St. Patrick’s Day and raised $150 toward their goal of $700.  They also challenged other clubs to contribute $50 toward the school goal.  To date, Stockton High School clubs have contributed more than $400.

Additionally, STEP had recently competed in the 60 Second Video Challenge and won $500 for their third place entry.  Students in STEP elected to invest their $500 award into the STEP Endowment Fund.  This endowment fund will eventually produce an income each year for STEP grantmaking.  Congratulations to STEP!

The Stockton Teen Empowerment Project is one of CFO’s 30 Youth Empowerment Project of the Ozarks participants.  To learn more about YEP, visit the YEP section of our website here.

Pictured: STEP receives a $500 grant for their 60 Second Video Challenge entry.